Kitchens

Cavachon puppy face

In my discussions with homeowners and other designers around the country, there has been a growing interest and I will go so far as to say demand for designing intentional spaces for pets in the home.

May 15, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
LaCornue stove in a remodeled farmhouse kitchen design with custom gray painted cabinets.

This remarkable kitchen remodel located in Deer Park, IL (Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland) caught my eye instantly as I was browsing through Houzz one day. It’s no wonder that this spectacular kitchen has been gaining an ample amount of attention within the industry, because it is a kitchen that dreams are made of and was 15 years in the making.

May 08, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
Kitchen island seating with a walkway behind the seating area.

When you think about Kitchen Seating Requirements, the first thought is the amount of space needed for each seated person at the kitchen island or peninsula.

May 01, 2018
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Character-rich wood with coffee cup

A growing trend in the interior design industry is embracing more rustic, character-rich wood species.  When you think of rustic wood species, what do you imagine? 

An old farmhouse?

A cabin in the woods? 

Something like this?

 

Apr 17, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz

Incorporating multiple door styles in a design is the perfect way to add visual interest and personalization to any space. Dura Supreme offers several doors styles that fall into what we define as “door families”, each door style is different and unique, but like any family they do share similar characteristics that can visually tie the spaces or rooms together. 

Apr 10, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
Dura Supreme cabinetry in Chicago kitchen remodel

I always love a great transformation, and I have a lovely one to share with you this month.  Not only is it a visual transformation, but also a functional transformation.  Before we delve into the before and after pictures, I will set the stage… a busy family of five in Chicago, all of whom use the kitchen space but for different reasons.  The problem arose when those competing tasks overlapped

Mar 20, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz

One thing that we all have in common is that we are all getting older.  And as we get older, are abilities change.  For younger people that often means are abilities advance, the baby goes from crawling to walking.  For older individuals our abilities may begin to decline, your eyesight might not be 20/20 anymore.

Feb 27, 2018
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Charging drawer with power and USB ports within drawer box

While every home has its own unique layouts, features and styles, there is one thing they all have in common- the need to utilize electricity. Now more than ever with the explosion of cell phones, tablets and laptops not to mention the standbys we’ve always had to accommodate- the coffee maker, crockpot, etc.- outlet use is at a premium.

Feb 20, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
The kitchen sink is one of the main points of the kitchen work triangle.

The work triangle is a design concept that has been around for decades and is a great guideline to use when redesigning your kitchen. Although the topic may seem intimidating at first, it’s actually a simple concept that can help you redesign your kitchen to be more efficient and functional.

Feb 13, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
Kitchen Countertop with trending transitional styled pattern and waterfall countertop.

At Dura Supreme Cabinetry, we track trends and color forecasts to make sure our finish palettes and designs are fresh and current.  In addition, we monitor trend developments in all areas of the home, especially those products that affect or influence

Feb 06, 2018
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Apron Sink - Kitchen sink with a single bowl.

The kitchen sink is a workhorse and undoubtedly, the most used fixture in the room. How many times a day do you use the kitchen sink?  If you have ever been without a kitchen sink, whether it be for plumbing issues or a remodel project, it becomes obvious that it is an important part of a functioning kitchen.

Jan 30, 2018
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Coffee nook in a remodeled historic kitchen design with gray stained cherry cabinets.

Today we are in for a treat as we take a look at a inspiring kitchen project designed by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair.

Jan 23, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
A Modern Farm House Kitchen Designed for Canning Homemade Goods

For someone with a passion for canning and crafting homemade goods, her kitchen layout caused more headaches then enjoyment. This kitchen remodel was much more than improving the day-to-day life, but also to expand and encourage their household’s emphasis on healthy, homemade meals.

Dec 13, 2017
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Seasonal linen/napkin ring storage

What about the other 360+ days of the year? 

This is the question asked by many a homeowner when contemplating what to do with all of their platters, trays and seasonal items they rarely use.  Here are some clever solutions that will save your everyday space from being taken over by these items, yet still make them accessible when needed.

A Toe Space Drawer

Dec 05, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz

Perched on a hillside with expansive views of the ocean, this vacation home was designed to take advantage of its spectacular surroundings. The kitchen location allowed for a unique backsplash window, which captures a view of the sand and sea.  

Nov 07, 2017
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Dura Supreme's Curated Color Palette 2017-2018

As promised- today I will showcase the other two colors in our Curated Color Palette, with Part 2 of our Curated Palette installment (click here for Curated Palette Blog, Part 1).

Oct 31, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Dura Supreme's Curated Color Palette 2017-2018

With painted cabinetry rising in popularity and no end in sight, it seems like a good time to talk about colors, finishing processes and where trends are headed.  Dura Supreme is way ahead of the curve on this.

Oct 03, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Elevated Top vs Counter Height Seating.

A kitchen island is the perfect spot to add seating space for casual dining. The question is should the counter be the same height as the work/prep area or should it be elevated? 

Sep 12, 2017
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3 Different Doors: Unexpected sources of inspiration behind each!

For your next project - maybe you are thinking, “I don’t want mine to look like everyone else’s, I want it to be a meaningful space.  Something I can truly call my own”.  Finding inspiration for interiors doesn’t have to be difficult, one just needs to know where to look.  I will give you 3 unexpected places to explore that can help drive your design.

Sep 05, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Floating Shelf Design idea with Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Cabinetry is not ALL about doors, face frames and boxes. Cabinetry can encompass all of the other parts and pieces that go into a design such as corbels, shelves and moldings that all help to pull a design together. I am going to zero in on shelves and show some creative, functional and beautiful applications of open shelving to hopefully provide some ideas and inspire your next project!

Aug 08, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz
A Cottage Styled Mood Board Combining Cabinet styles with paint colors and countertop, flooring, and hardware samples

Cottage styling is focused on carefree living, where every element conspires to create a casual environment for comfort and relaxation. It reminds us of relaxing beach-side destinations; a peaceful waterfront home with windows thrown open to catch the air and the tranquil sound of waves nearby. It's the natural, simplistic, calming design elements that make this style so appealing.

Jul 25, 2017
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
A Weathered wood kitchen island being built/assembled by a cabinet maker in the Dura Supreme Cabinetry factory. Custom Cabinetry.

When it comes to cabinetry many people assume that "custom" means they are crafted at a local shop.

Jul 05, 2017
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
New home kitchen design with dark stained oak combined with white painted cabinetry.

"One of the most important features of this new home is the relatable and comfortable kitchen," explained kitchen designer, Megan Dent of Mingle Showroom in Plymouth, MN. "The kitchen is the hub of activity for this family of four and having a welcoming space where everyone feels "at home" was of top priority.” 

Jun 27, 2017
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Mint Green Kitchen Island is the Focal Point of this kitchen.

The focal point of any room is that spot where you eye wants to naturally rest and take it all in.  In a great room a fireplace would considered an obvious focal point.

What about a kitchen? How do you create a focal point in a kitchen?  A focal point in the kitchen can be something as simple as a beautiful view out a window or a stunning backsplash.  

Jun 20, 2017
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Bench overlooking lake

I think most people can agree that efficient uses of space are a high priority in how their home is designed and how it functions.  Who wouldn’t like an extra foot or two of traffic lane in their kitchen? Who wouldn’t like a staging area for all things coming and going from their home?  I mention these two areas because they are high needs priorities for a majority of homeowners.

Jun 13, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz

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